Earlier this month my good friends Jim & Eileen Zogby were visiting the island. Jim, who is of Lebanese descent, and president of the Arab American Institute, stopped by one afternoon and we sat on the pizer chatting for more than an hour. He shared with me a recent article he wrote about searching for the Wahabs of Ocracoke. Jim graciously agreed to let me publish his article (along with a few photographs) as our latest Ocracoke Newsletter.
"Looking for the Wahabs" is a delightful piece of journalism relating his visit with islander Myra Wahab some years ago, and her stories about the Wahab ancestors, shipwrecked Arab sailors who landed on Ocracoke's shores more than two hundred years ago.
You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news082110.htm.